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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bunuelos - Mini Doughnuts

Bunuelos look like little miniature doughnuts and make excellent little munching snacks which could be served along with tea, coffee or hot chocolate . These are not that sweet but sweet enough. These resemble our old fashioned doughnuts. This recipe is from a book, " Mexican - healthy ways with a favorite cuisine" by Jane Milton. I had plans to make these for quite some time and with this holiday season I got a perfect opportunity to make these.

On this Sweet Note, Wishing Every one a happy, healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Ingredients :
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground anise
  • oil for deep- frying
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • cinnamon sticks to decorate

Preparation :

  1. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and ground anise into a mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the sugar. ( If you wish you could add 2 more tablespoons of sugar at this point).
  2. Place the egg and milk in a bowl and whisk it well. Melt the butter.
  3. Pour the egg and milk mixture gradually into the flour and stir constantly until well blended. Now add the melted butter. Mix well to make a soft dough.
  4. Knead this dough for about 10 minutes until smooth.
  5. Divide the dough into 10 pieces and roll into balls. Slightly flatten each ball with your hand. Then with a floured handle of a wooden spoon, make a hole in the center of the ball.
  6. Heat the oil for deep -frying. Heat the oil , until a cube of dried bread when added to the oil, floats and then turns golden brown in 30-60 seconds. Fry the Bunuelos until they are puffy and golden brown, turning them once or twice during cooking. As soon as they are golden brown, lift them out of the oil using a slotted spoon and lie them on paper towels to drain off excess oil.
  7. Mix the remaining sugar with the ground cinnamon in small bowl. Add the bunuelos, one at a time, while they are still warm, toss them in the mixture until they are lightly coated and serve immediatley . Decorate with cinnamon sticks.


  1. Wow! the doughnuts look so cute. I recently picked up a doughnut cutter, must use it soon.
    Wish you a very happy new year dear.

  2. Doughnuts looks amazing. Quite an easy recipe. Wish u and ur family a wonderful and healthy New Year.


  3. They look very inviting.... Me & my close friend never miss the chance to have it in Coffee Day.... when she comes to India....

    Happy Celebrations!!!!

    Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead....


  4. looks so yummy and tempting, dear...wish u n ur family a very happy new year!

  5. Dear Dolly
    I never knew it is made this way!!. As Oven is not involved, I think I will give a try soon..
    Happy New year to you and family

  6. Yummy doughnut..My hubby fav..looks so perfect and good dolly..will try sometime..thanks for sharing!!Wish u & ur family Happy & Prosperous New Year!!

  7. Wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year.:)

  8. Lovely doughnuts,my son loves it and i usually bring it from outside,yet to try at home, thanks for the recipe,will try it soon for him

  9. hey nice doughnuts...never tried at hme, vl try now...
    hey wish u n ur family a very happy n prosperous new year...